Definitely for those seeking something "off-the-beaten-track". An ideal trek for spring and autumn to avoid the harsh sun.
START / FINISH - Marrakech.
Activity code: ITCTJS01m
Difficulty: GRADE TWO to THREE [Between moderate and sometimes strenuous. Boots required; you need to reasonably confident of your fitness, preferably having had some previous experience of trekking and changes in climate. Full support team included.]
Duration: 6 Days Trek ONLY / 9 Days Holiday version
Jbel Sirwa (Siroua) is a popular option for the early season when Toubkal is still snow-bound; it is also a lovely alternative if you have already hiked in the main High Atlas area around Imlil. The route to/from Jbel Sirwa is truly a wilderness and ideal for those who wish to "get away from it all". On this trek you will encounter some incredible volcanic geology, a few hardy Berber hamlets and a vast open sky.
Full Holiday version also includes:
- Round trip airport transfers (Marrakech)
- 3nts on BB at a choice of riads in Marrakech
- Private guided city tour of Marrakech
PRICES - most of our holidays are bespoke so the ultimate cost of each trek is based upon:
- The number of people in your group
- Where you are starting from and to where you wish to travel at the end of the hike;
- Whether you are including any accommodation (e.g. in Imlil or Marrakech)
- Extras such as WC tent, etc.
All our "from" prices are for a private group of 4 persons; if you are a larger group then the price will be discounted but if there were just 2 persons the cost would be slightly higher. The prices are inclusive for land arrangements only (starting and finishing in Marrakech), please contact us to arrange accommodation in Marrakech or Imlil as well as flights from your preferred airport.
MEALS - examples of food & drink during trekking:
- Breakfast - tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam, cheese plus porridge in the winter and cereal in summer.
- Picnic lunch - fresh Moroccan salad, cheese, slicing sausage, tinned tuna fish and sardines, bread, fruit, mint tea.
- Dinner - Tajine (chicken or mutton with vegetables), spaghetti, cous cous (main courses rotate depending on duration of trek), bread, coffee, tea, cake, fruit.
It is recommended that you bring (depending upon season): good walking boots; sleeping bag (3 seasons); waterproofs and fleece/duvet jackets, hats, balaclavas or ear muffs; gloves; rambler or ski pole; personal toiletries; small First Aid kit, thermal underwear (Dec-May); day pack; filled water bottles; torch and batteries (LED head torches are excellent), penknife (remember not to pack in hand baggage for flight); towel, sunscreen, insect repellent, hygienic wipes, nibbles and/or dried fruit. Drinking chocolate if preferred to tea and coffee, camping mug (otherwise it is small Moroccan tea glasses for everything), energy sweets and toilet rolls could come in handy!